I just wrecked my stylus with the magic eraser

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  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 7,048
    I got my hand slapped here for using what I thought was stylus brush. Oh no, it was the cleaning brush for the RCA cleaning thing

    I remember that it was the brush you use to clean the lint of the Discwasher pad, I'm surprised your stylus survived :#

    Wow Afterburnt a real awesome gesture from Daryll aka (Voltz) a Ortofon Red coming your way. Voltz you the man.
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  • StevieBStevieB Posts: 248
    afterburnt wrote: »
    afterburnt wrote: »
    I found a great use for the magic erasers. I am afraid to use them again for cleaning the stylus because I don't trust myself not to wreck something again. I have the TT on a platform sitting on vibrapods which are pretty effective and I was thinking of putting some closed cell insulation under the feet of the TT since I could still feel some vibration coming through the shelf from the floor. Voilà almost perfectly isolated!
    And looks pretty spiffy too (real ghetto) lol

    Black spray paint may help.
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  • sucks2bemesucks2beme Posts: 4,920
    PFB II ???
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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,842
    gudnoyez wrote: »
    I got my hand slapped here for using what I thought was stylus brush. Oh no, it was the cleaning brush for the RCA cleaning thing

    I remember that it was the brush you use to clean the lint of the Discwasher pad, I'm surprised your stylus survived :#

    Wow Afterburnt a real awesome gesture from Daryll aka (Voltz) a Ortofon Red coming your way. Voltz you the man.
    Daryll IS the bomb! he is sending me all kinds of bonus prizes too!
  • voltzvoltz Posts: 5,288
    I have been there & done that so glad I can help.

    Figured while I was sending you something I would toss in a record clamp I wasn't using and a couple of Duplicate LP's & a DVD that helps you set up a TT.

    But like Rich suggested maybe if you get comfortable installing a cartridge you may want to try a high output MC cartridge someday... I now using a Sumiko MC Blue point #2 on my TT and really like it.
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  • pumpkinmanpumpkinman Posts: 7,434
    edited July 2015
    voltz wrote: »
    I have been there & done that so glad I can help.

    Figured while I was sending you something I would toss in a record clamp I wasn't using and a couple of Duplicate LP's & a DVD that helps you set up a TT.

    But like Rich suggested maybe if you get comfortable installing a cartridge you may want to try a high output MC cartridge someday... I now using a Sumiko MC Blue point #2 on my TT and really like it.

    Kindness like this by Voltz is what makes the forum special.
    Thank You Voltz

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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,842
    Yes first time being a bone head ultimately had a sweet outcome.
  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 16,223
    afterburnt wrote: »
    Yes first time being a bone head ultimately had a sweet outcome.

    As PFB can attest to, don't expect that warm fuzzy feeling if it becomes habitual.


    Voltz is an exceptional guy. This doesn't surprise me one bit. Thumbs up Daryl.... I still don't know how to spell your name. o:)
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,842
    I still have cruddy feeling for tearing my stuff up in the first few minutes of the game lol
  • pumpkinmanpumpkinman Posts: 7,434
    Keiko wrote: »
    I quit using liquid cleaners. Some may have chemicals that can actually loosen the glue that hold the stylus to the cantilever. Been using the ME for a few years now and it's kept my stylus squeaky clean.

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    That's the reason I quite using liquid stylus cleaner. It never happened to me but I was told the same thing. I also use the Magic Eraser and have never had an issue.

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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,842
    edited July 2015


    What a jamoke, 2 years and he still aint wrecked it?
  • boston1450boston1450 Posts: 6,507
    Thats what i use & seems to work for me
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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,842
    voltz wrote: »
    I have been there & done that so glad I can help.

    Figured while I was sending you something I would toss in a record clamp I wasn't using and a couple of Duplicate LP's & a DVD that helps you set up a TT.

    But like Rich suggested maybe if you get comfortable installing a cartridge you may want to try a high output MC cartridge someday... I now using a Sumiko MC Blue point #2 on my TT and really like it.

    Darryl everything arrived safe and sound. Up and running again. I can't thank you enough! If there is anything that I can ever help you with just ask. Great albums too!

    Thanks
    Bruce
  • voltzvoltz Posts: 5,288
    Awesome! You welcome Bruce.
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  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 7,048
    Keiko wrote: »
    oWch! I've always used the safe method when using the ME. Sorry to hear, man.

    I've become accustomed to the pull out method myself :D

    Afterburnt that was fast, well how do you like the Ortofon over that Audio Technica?
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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,842
    Gud it is pretty nice hell of an improvement!
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,842
    aprazer402 wrote: »
    Afterburnt, If you want, send me a PM with your address and I'll mail you a Discwasher SC-1 stylus cleaner brush, no charge. The photo is of the actual extra brush I would send you. You can use it dry, there is also Discwasher fluid available, you used to put one drop on the brush before you would start at the rear of the stylus and pull it forward through the bristles to clean. Just offering.e10137lzqd99.jpg

    Tim I got the brush today. It looks a lot less hazardous than the "Mr Clean Magic Stylus Destroyer" Thanks if there is anyway that I can return the favor just say so!


  • voltzvoltz Posts: 5,288
    Just touch it and dont rub it LOL

    BTW AB the ortofon cartridge has replacable stylus without changing out the cartridge each time ...you can get the blue stylus for $100 more and it sounds better then the RED...easy to switch between them

    http://www.musicdirect.com/p-4509-ortofon-2m-blue-replacement-stylus.aspx
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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,842
    thanks Darryl, I probably won't be able to stop myself from buying one lol
  • voltzvoltz Posts: 5,288
    LOL Sorry Bruce, but be careful...that blue stylus is the one I snapped off after about 15 minutes of using it :'(
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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,842
    afterburnt wrote: »
    Gud it is pretty nice hell of an improvement!

    Now it sounds really good, added an A31 to my ghetto speakers lol.

  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,842
    afterburnt wrote: »
    afterburnt wrote: »
    Gud it is pretty nice hell of an improvement!

    Now it sounds really good, added an A31 to my ghetto speakers lol.

    Best part is that I can't retire now!
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,842
    gudnoyez wrote: »
    Keiko wrote: »
    oWch! I've always used the safe method when using the ME. Sorry to hear, man.

    I've become accustomed to the pull out method myself :D

    Afterburnt that was fast, well how do you like the Ortofon over that Audio Technica?

    Breaking into some prized old/new albums and I am surprised how well these 70's sound with this Ortofon.

  • voltzvoltz Posts: 5,288
    afterburnt wrote: »
    gudnoyez wrote: »
    Keiko wrote: »
    oWch! I've always used the safe method when using the ME. Sorry to hear, man.

    I've become accustomed to the pull out method myself :D

    Afterburnt that was fast, well how do you like the Ortofon over that Audio Technica?

    Breaking into some prized old/new albums and I am surprised how well these 70's sound with this Ortofon.

    Glad your enjoy the Cartridge! I was talking to one of the guys from Acoustic sounds and they are the ones pressing a lot of the newer Vinyls, and told him I had pick up a Pro-ject Debut carbon and it had the Red ortofon on it and ask if I change it out? what should i use?

    He said don't do it.. he felt the Red was a perfect match for the debut Carbon and said to spend the $$$ for a upgrade on a better phono amp before the cartridge.

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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,842
    I am not using the internal preamp in the Teac, I am going straight to the phono input on the AVR. Do you think I would benefit from a separate preamp?
  • voltzvoltz Posts: 5,288
    ^^^^^
    that is a sweet little phono amplifier, I liked it a lot and the only reason I change to a different one was it's size is about 9 inches wide and wouldn't fit into my audio rack where I needed it too.

    but external phono amps are normally better, especially over AVR's .. but you should try the one in your Teac also and compare those two. but if your happy then you good.

    The dude in the DVD I gave ya recommends that Phono preamplifier.
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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,842
    Oh well I guess I need one of these too lol
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,842
    voltz wrote: »
    ^^^^^
    that is a sweet little phono amplifier, I liked it a lot and the only reason I change to a different one was it's size is about 9 inches wide and wouldn't fit into my audio rack where I needed it too.

    but external phono amps are normally better, especially over AVR's .. but you should try the one in your Teac also and compare those two. but if your happy then you good.

    The dude in the DVD I gave ya recommends that Phono preamplifier.
    Darryl I did try the Teac preamp with the original cartridge and like the Yamaha better (I think) I will give it another try when I get home from work today.
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 5,842
    What about this one? I know nothing about phono preamps so the numbers mean nothing to me but they are 10% off and I get another 10% off of that.

    https://emotiva.com/products/pres-and-pros/xps-1
  • voltzvoltz Posts: 5,288
    edited July 2015
    I have not heard anything about that one, and have not heard any Emotiva stuff myself. but here is a link to some that AA carries and for the price of the Emotiva I like the Cambridge 551p that AA has.

    http://www.audioadvisor.com/products.asp?dept=74&val=1

    they do have the Zphono for $199 but you should get it from Skip if you go that way!
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